Duo Guitiano

Amanda Virelles-Piano * Carlos Castilla-Guitar

About us

 

Duo Guitiano is formed by Colombian-American guitarist Carlos Castilla and Cuban-American pianist Amanda Virelles. Both started their artistic careers as soloists, finishing bachelor, master and doctoral degrees from conservatories and universities in Cuba, Colombia, Russia and the United States.

With an attractive proposal, Duo Guitiano specializes in the repertoire originally written for this instrumental setting, from 19th century to the present day. In their path, they have rescued forgotten scores from the golden age of the guitar/piano duo, bringing back to life the tradition of this peculiar ensemble.

This husband and wife duo has performed in multiples venues in Latin America, and the United States. In addition, they combine their performing careers with mentorship of the young generation. As pedagogues, they have held positions in music schools, conservatories, and universities abroad and in the US. Currently, Castilla teaches at North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke and at Coastal Carolina Community College, and Virelles teaches piano at Fayetteville State University.